"The connection to universal energy that I felt, goes way beyond the limited concept of the bible god."
Of course the Biblical concept is limited to the real thing! At the same time the explanation is about as far as it can go on paper. Omnipotent, Omniscient, OmniPresent, The Way, The Truth, The Life, Creator.
I used to think none of it mattered, so I can relate in a sense. I experienced people in churches that were oppressive. I also experienced some people that were tremendously forgiving and supportive of people without condition.
I think there were those in the past who were deep thinkers that realized that knowledge and power were to be used for good as opposed to evil. They encoded this concept in the Bible guided by the Spirit of Truth and Life.